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Vehicle-to-Grid Charging for Electric Cars
Explore the functions, applications, and potential of vehicle-to-grid charging
Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging technology is gaining a lot of traction in the electric car industry. By allowing the charging and discharging of vehicles, it turns them into mobile energy storage assets. The combination of the changing way electricity is generated and the increasing uptake of electric cars means that V2G charging could significantly reduce both costs and emissions.
With that in mind, understanding how V2G technology works and can be used is simply good business sense. This three-week course, presented by Cenex, gives you the foundation you need to work within this exciting industry.
Get to grips with vehicle-to-grid fundamentals
On this course, you’ll learn V2G charging basics and the different situations where it can be used. You’ll gain a good understanding of why the technology is as important for electric car users as it is for the energy system, and of the industry’s current state of development.
Explore the possibilities of the vehicle-to-grid industry
Once you know how far V2G charging has developed, you’ll delve into how much it can grow. By identifying barriers to adopting V2G charging, where its emerging opportunities are, and when the technology is likely to mature, you’ll gain insights into the industry’s potential. Use these to start making shrewd business decisions, or as a foundation for future learning.
Trust the high quality of this Cenex course
Cenex (the Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies)’s involvement in V2G charging research and demonstration goes back to 2016, from installing the UK’s first V2G charge points to delivering the world’s largest V2G trial in 2021. With over 15 years’ experience in low carbon transport and energy systems projects, the organisation is ideally suited to deliver this course.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- To explore what V2G charging is and how it works.
- To identify the different use cases for V2G charging.
- To evaluate why V2G charging is important for customers and the energy system.
- To explore the current state of development of V2G charging, including some example case studies.
- To identify the current barriers to V2G charging, where the emerging opportunities lie and likely timescales for the technology to achieve commercial maturity.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone looking to understand more about the V2G and electric car industry. Private business owners, public administrators, electric car owners, and those interested in management positions will all find it invaluable.
Who developed the course?
Cenex was established as the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell technologies in 2005. Today, Cenex focuses on low emission transport & associated energy infrastructure and operates as an independent, not-for-profit research technology organisation and consultancy. We provide you with the insights and solutions that reduce pollution, increase efficiency and lower costs in the pursuit of a zero-carbon future.
As the UK’s largest university, The Open University (OU) supports thousands of students to achieve their goals and ambitions via supported distance learning, helping to fit learning around professional and personal life commitments.
LocationMilton Keynes, UK
World rankingTop 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
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